Tea Made Simple Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – 7 p.m CST
This virtual event has ended but you can still sign up to receive the video recording. Please allow 1 business day to receive the email with details about accessing your membership. This option to receive the video recording will close at midnight on Sunday July 18th.
Are you confused by the unending variety of teas available in today’s marketplace? Do you understand where tea grows and how soil affects tea taste? Can you explain how green tea differs from black tea? Are you confident in your steeping skills for various teas? TeaTime contributing editor Bruce Richardson has helped educate countless tea drinkers in the basic skills needed to make a proper cup of tea—time after time. Bruce will introduce you to the major growing areas of the world, the processing steps for each tea family, and the best ways to prepare and taste tea like a professional.
Join us on Tuesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. CST for our interactive ZOOM webinar to connect with other tea lovers.
An email will be sent the day before the event with instructions of how to sign on to ZOOM to attend the interactive event and how to receive your special savings code.
Your $25.00 registration fee includes
- an hour-long interactive presentation by Bruce Richardson
- 40% discount on select items from the TeaTime shop
- Access to video recording of event will be available to all attendees
Bruce Richardson’s Select Tea Sampler Kit (optional for event)
Purchase your tea-tasting kit from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas to accompany Teas Made Simple. Tea Master Bruce Richardson designed this virtual tasting kit to accompany this Zoom lecture. Your kit will include three teas (green, oolong, and black) that will accompany this discussion on how to prepare and taste these teas.
The tea-tasting kit is no longer available for delivery before this event. You can still order this kit and enjoy with the information you learn in the virtual event, but we cannot guarantee its arrival before the event starts. This offer ends at midnight CST on Friday July 16th or earlier if inventory is no longer available.
- Teas included: Japanese Sencha, Taiwan Jade Oolong, Assam FTGFOP1 Tippy (Dinjoye Garden)
- Quantity: 10 grams of each tea, enough for 2-3 teapots
- Price: $9.99, plus shipping: $4.50 (domestic delivery only via Priority Mail)
Green Tea, China
Bi Luo Chun (also known as Pi Lo Chun or Green Snail Spring) comes only from the hillside tea gardens outside Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai known for its canals, bridges, and classical gardens. The bushes of East Dong Ding Tea Garden grow in very humid conditions surrounded by fruit trees and so absorb the aroma of the blossoms in early spring when the tender leaves are just beginning to form. It takes 60,000 to 80,000 pluckings to produce one pound of this finished tea. The curled leaves untwist to give a golden-yellow liquor that has a delicate, fragrant aroma with slight hints of fruits and nuts.
Steep with 165°F water for 2 minutes. Drink and repeat.
Oolong Tea, Taiwan
Jade Oolong is a lightly oxidized oolong produced by the Huang Family Garden in Mingian, Nantou County. This Grade A rolled oolong with hints of green tea is a perfect choice for those who are beginning their journey into superior Formosa oolongs. The rich, green, loosely rolled leaves yield a tawny infusion that has a complex, delicate floral aroma with an exceptionally long finish.
Steep with 185°F water for 2 minutes. Drink and repeat.
Black Tea, India
Tippy Grade Black Tea from the Organic Dinjoye Estate (Assam) yields a rich full-bodied cup devoid of the brassy notes often found in lesser grades. This 2021 single estate tea is graded as TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1). Notice the golden tips among the black leaves, an indication of a well-made tea that will yield a mellow and rounded cup of tea. You may add milk if you wish but this is primarily an Assam that is a “self-drinker”, meaning you do not have to make any additions to improve your tea drinking experience.
Steep with 212° water for 4-5 minutes.